Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouly held a meeting with the Minister of Local Development، Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy، Governor of Suez Major General Abdel Magid Saqr and Major General Hamdi Osman، Governor of Ismailia to follow up preparations to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON-2019)، scheduled for June 2019.
At the outset of the meeting، Madbouly pointed out that the meeting aims to reach full coordination among all concerned bodies in the country on all arrangements before the launch of the 2019 African Cup of Nations; especially that it coincides with Egypt’s presidency over the African Union.
The Prime Minister said that such tournament، in general، is an opportunity for various governorates to develop the areas located on the vicinity of stadiums، stressing the need to work together as a team to achieve the best-desired results.
The Prime Minister assigned the Tourism Ministry to prepare tourist programs for the fans and various sports delegations to visit the country different touristic attractions، especially in coastal cities، especially that the tournament is scheduled to be hosted in the summer.
He assigned the Minister of Communications and Information Technology to provide high-level coverage for all tournament matches، as well as work to increase the internet speed in areas located on the vicinity of stadiums.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of providing comprehensive health services for players، in addition to the ability to deal with patients or injured in general. He also directed to deploy largest possible number of ambulances around stadiums، stressing the importance of expediting the issuance of visas for sports delegations، in coordination between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the Interior.